A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: COLORADO

COLORADO

Population (1994): 3,656,000 (up 0.1% from 1990), 1.4% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 2,713,000; 1994 turnout, 41% Median age: 32.5 years

Median household income: $37,833 ($5,569 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 3.8% (1.8% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 40% Bush (R): 36% Perot (I): 23%

Congressional delegation: Two Democrats, six Republicans

Though the Centennial State is known for its spectacular natural beauty, more than half of Coloradans live in the Denver metropolitan area. Politically, the state seems marked by equally sharp peaks and valleys: the first state to enact term limits for state representatives in 1990,...

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